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Personal Care Reopening Plans for Luther Acres and St. John’s Herr Estate

 

Luthercare is in the process of lifting some restrictions on visitation to our Personal Care communities at Luther Acres in Lititz and St. John’s Herr Estate in Columbia. This new visitation procedure will go into effect on Monday, August 10. We are dedicated to ensuring that our Personal Care residents can safely welcome visitors and begin to resume more normal routines, while also implementing careful measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Details about the new visitation procedure at each community and a copy of our Reopening Implementation Plan for each Personal Care community, as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, are available below. Details regarding the reopening plans for Spang Crest in Lebanon will be forthcoming.

Luthercare continues to adhere to strict protocols and continues taking aggressive measures to protect our communities from exposure to COVID-19. Luthercare is adhering to the CDC’s Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings. We are working closely with our medical director and following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control, Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Human Services, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Our top priority remains the health, safety and well-being of our residents and team members.

As a reminder, when visitors arrive to campus, there are directional signs in place to assist you in finding the screening station to check in.

As the potential for exposure to the virus remains, we urge our residents, families and the greater community to continue to be vigilant. The population we serve are the most vulnerable to viruses such as COVID-19. Please continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and wear a mask when you are in public.

 

Luther Acres Personal Care

All visitors must call ahead to reserve a visitation time by calling Alyssa Wojcik at 717-626-1171, ext. 1226. Each visit is to last no more than 30 minutes, and no more than two visitors per resident are permitted, with a maximum of one session per week per resident initially. Visitors must enter the building at the Personal Care entrance. Upon arrival, visitors are required to go through a pre-screening process, including a temperature check and questionnaire.  All visitors are required to wear protective face masks, maintain a minimum of six feet of physical distance, and sanitize their hands before and after each visit.

Personal Care visiting hours will be held Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, visiting hours will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Visits will be scheduled in designated outdoor areas, with guest(s) and resident strategically placed to separate physical space. In the event of excessively severe weather, indoor accommodations will be utilized. Disinfecting and sanitizing of the visitor area will occur after each visit.

Click here to view the Luther Acres Personal Care reopening plan.

For additional information, please reach out to the Luther Acres Personal Care Home Administrator, Heather Dennis, at 717-626-1171, ext. 1205.

 

St. John’s Herr Estate Personal Care

All visitors must call ahead to reserve a visitation time by calling 717-684-0678, ext. 118. Each visit is to last no more than 30 minutes, and no more than two visitors per resident are permitted, with a maximum of one session per week per resident initially. Visitors must enter the building at the Personal Care entrance. Upon arrival, visitors are required to go through a pre-screening process, including a temperature check and questionnaire.  All visitors are required to wear protective face masks, maintain a minimum of six feet of physical distance, and sanitize their hands before and after each visit.

Personal Care visiting hours will be held Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  On Saturday and Sunday, visiting hours will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Visits will be scheduled in designated outdoor areas, with guest(s) and resident strategically placed to separate physical space. In the event of excessively severe weather, indoor accommodations will be utilized. Disinfecting and sanitizing of the visitor area will occur after each visit.

Click here to view the St. John’s Herr Estate Personal Care reopening plan.

For additional information, please reach out to St. John’s Herr Estate Executive Director Anita Martin at 717.684.0678.

 

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